From Athletics Ireland
The President and Board of Athletics Ireland have today announced the appointment of Hamish Adams as their new C.E.O. The decision was ratified last night at an Athletics Ireland board meeting and Hamish will succeed John Foley who is retiring at the end of April, 2018. Hamish will join Athletics Ireland in May having spent five years as C.E.O of Rowing Ireland.
Commenting on his new role, Hamish Adams said “I feel very privileged to take up the role of Chief Executive of Athletics Ireland. I look forward to engaging with all the Athletics Ireland stakeholders. Ireland has a proud history and tradition in athletics and I look forward to contributing to its continued growth at the commencement of my role as C.E.O in early May. High Performance and coaching as well as the national health agenda to increase physical activity levels are areas I am especially passionate about and I plan to contribute significantly in these areas with the Athletics Ireland Team”.
Commenting on the new appointment, President of Athletics Ireland, Georgina Drumm said “The board is delighted to welcome Hamish as the new C.E.O of Athletics Ireland. We were overwhelmed with the interest in the role which gave a positive reflection on how our sport is viewed. We are pleased to have someone of Hamish’s calibre and experience to be joining our team”.
She added “I would like to thank John for the significant contribution he has made to every aspect of our sport over an eight year period as C.E.O and he will continue to do so until his retirement in April 2018.”
Claire Shannon – Claireshannon@athleticsireland.ie